Walter Merritte Jr. accused of shooting man in shoulder, arraigned today

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An Erie man was arraigned this morning for his involvement in a shooting Monday evening.  

30 year old Walter L. Merritte Jr. is accused of shooting a man in the shoulder during a fight in the 600 block of East 11th Street on Monday at about 5:45pm.  A witness told police Merritte and the victim were arguing when the suspect pointed a handgun at the victim and fired.

Officers recovered two .22-caliber shell casings at the scene.  Merritte fled and was later captured in the 700 block of East 8th Street.  Merritte is now in Erie County Prison on $100,000 bond.

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